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The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected.

What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has actually been targeted by an unholy alliance between the slaveholders of Manpower, the rival star kingdoms of Mesa and Monica, and the bureaucrats of the Solarian League.

The alliance stands to benefit if the Havenites defeat Manticore, and are preparing for a surprise attack from the rear to divide Manticore's forces, which are already strained nearly to their limits. With their captain, the young Manticoran officers will risk their careers, if not their lives, on an unauthorized mission to expose and counter the threat to their Star Kingdom. Follow their journey as they show what they're made of.

New York Times best-selling author David Weber begins a new series that will be a must-buy for the hundreds of thousands of Honor Harrington fans.

©2005 David Weber; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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good story typical for Weber

I cringe every time the narrator try to do a female's voice though. 2 words

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Great Story, performance only lacking in one area.

The story is solid. The performance is solid except in one regard. Female voices seem to a difficulty for Mr. Snyder. None of the female voices were good. He needs to work on that. On the plus side, he did a very good job on all the diferent accents. Over all, I would recommend him in the future.

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PERFECT

Perfect in every way.
Enough said in my opinion.
Absolutely must read/listen to for ANY avid reader/listener.

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Inconsistent author ruins it

Great series, but I've associated the characters with the voices Allyson has given them. The shift to a male voice imitating Honor was just too harsh. I couldn't get two hours in, no matter how I tried.

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The Tradition Lives

This isn't just great military SciFi, it is great military SciFi that has the weight of tradition and woven into its woof and weave. After reading this one can only say that the tradition lives.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great read

Wonderful story, decently read, but Reader could use some work on female voices, still a great read.

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Monty Python's Honorverse

I've actually read this before, but I can't listen to this any more! This is the first time a narrator has forced me to stop listening - after listening to probably two hundred audio books.

The narrator's female voices are atrocious - his falsetto makes them all sound like the old women that the Monty Python boys used to portray.
Apart from that, it's a good story and a good performance.

Please Jay Snyder, try a different approach to female voices in future.

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Complicated political backstory to past events

A too long story with too many players diluting the character dev that is aretelling event already passed by the main storyline yields a skipable book.

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  • Catherine
  • Norfolk, VA, United States
  • 03-25-15

Liked the book just fine but.....

As much as I love David Weber's World, I have to say that although Jay Snyder does a great job with the male voices, I liken his female voices to The Brothers Gibb when they struggled into tight pants and re-named them selves The Bee Gee's! I'm sorry Jay but, you can't use a falsetto on all the female voices and get away with it. Your female voices made me flinch every time I heard one.

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Babies Don't Fly Battle Ships

My God do I hate ensemble casts. Just read the words can't you? The primary hard-core females both sound like 3 year old girls with attitude problems. It is so hard to listen to the story when the protagonist's voice makes you cringe whenever you hear her talk. What were they thinking? And I'm only on chapter 3. I'm still listening to it and maybe I'll come back and update this...if I can get over the ridiculous baby voices from the women.